Located at the Top of the South , the city of Nelson is the home to arts, culture and the sunshine hours that are the highest in New Zealand. Named after a hero who defeated the French and the Spanish, Admiral Horatio Nelson, in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the city also has its fair share of history. Many of the streets, parks and common areas are named after a person or ship also involved in the battle.
Sights and entertainment that one visiting Nelson can see range from beautiful beaches to snow capped mountains, vineyards to white water rafting. In the Buller River, let experienced guides take you through the rapids for a three hour venture.
As Nelson has a large heart for the arts and craft industry consider dropping in on the WOW museum. World of WearableArt and classic cars, there you will be able to view some of the most extravagant garments, not necessarily made for wearing. There are around 50 displays of car galleries and motorbike displays, The best of designs from the 20th century and on.
How often does the opportunity to go swimming with seals come up? It just did. Join these curious creatures play in the water and interact and react in your own ways. The nature of this adventure is an once in a life time experience and if you happen to be visiting Nelson New Zealand, make sure you stop by.